schools

City Life

No Cig Tax, But State Leaders Promise School Support

Another day on the brink for Philly schools: Activists and officials headed to Harrisburg on Monday — the day the Pennsylvania House was supposed to […]

City Life

Stephen Starr: Bad Schools Make for a Bad Economy

When it comes to supporting Philly public schools, restaurateur Stephen Starr has put his money where his customers’ mouths are: He raised more than $100,000 for […]

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City Life

Anger Follows Cancellation of School Funding Vote

If you are involved in Philadelphia Public Schools — an administrator, a teacher, a parent, a city official trying to find funding — you are […]

City Life

Interview: Why Philly Students Can’t Win on Standardized Tests

Meredith Broussard, an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University’s school of media and communication, examines the performance of Philadelphia public school students in a […]

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City

More Than 300 Layoff Notices Go Out to City Schools Employees

The Philadelphia School District is sending out 342 layoff notices to employees of the school district; they will go out either Thursday or Friday. No […]

City Life

No, an Uzi Was Not Found at a Philadelphia Charter School

On Monday,  according to police, the assistant dean at the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Partners Charter School on Harbison Avenue in the Frankford section of […]

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City Life

Pennsylvania Creates Commission to Study New School Funding Formula

One thing Governor Tom Corbett and Philadelphians can agree on: The funding system for public schools in this state is broken. What we don’t know […]

City

Bucks County High School Has 14 Sets of Graduating Twins

You may know William Tennent high school from the large hill on its cross country course. Oh, wait, that might just be me and other people […]

City Life

So Much for Post-Racial Millennials, Sports

For Americans, the sports stadium is the sanctuary where we all give praise to the same gods. The allure of sports, of course, is that […]

City Life

Principal, 4 Teachers Charged in Cheating Scandal at Philadelphia School

As expected, charges were announced today in an investigation into cheating at Philadelphia schools. The principal of Cayuga Elementary School and four teachers there have […]

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Property

Morning Headlines: Twenty Shuttered School Buildings To Be Listed for Immediate Sale

When it comes to the sale of shuttered school buildings, no one has been more about picking up the pace than City Council President Darrell […]

City Life

Masterman Wins Second Junior High Chess Title

NBC 10 reports: “The Julia R. Masterman School chess team found themselves in a familiar situation in Atlanta, Ga. over the weekend. The team, composed of […]

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City

School District Says It Needs $216M to Avert Thousands of Layoffs

The Philadelphia school district is still broke, if you haven’t noticed. Schools superintendent William Hite says the district needs $216 million or it will have […]

City Life

Masterman Is Once Again PA’s Top School

The Inquirer reports: “Philadelphia’s Masterman High School once again topped U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Pennsylvania schools, with a number of suburban […]

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City Life

PA Schools Aren’t Reaching Proficiency Levels

Turns out Philadelphia public schools may not be uniquely bad. Newsworks reports that many more schools across the state are falling short of standards. The […]